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Ilse Barwick, Family Fled in WWII

Ilse Von Lasser Zollheimb Barwick, a thirty-year Westport resident who grew up during World War II, died Oct. 12 in Norwalk. She was 84.

Barwick was born Dec. 24, 1925 in Austria. In 1945, at the age of 20, Barwick and her family had to flee their home in Vienna due to the Russian advance.

Barwick's family eventually settled in Innsbruck, where she completed her studies at the local university.

Barwick briefly worked with the U.S. Information Service in Innsbruck, but left after she married Aristide Hubrich in Zambia, Africa. The couple later moved to London where her two daughters were born.

After getting divorced, Barwick worked as a registered tour guide.

While visiting one of her daughters who had immigrated to the United States, Barwick renewed an acquaintance with John H. Barwick, who had been her supervisor at the USIS in Innsbruck. They were married in Westport in 1980 where she continued to live, taking part in local activities, the South Shore Music Society in particular.

In addition to her husband, Barwick is survived by two daughters, Karen Hubrich, Sharon Hubrich and three grandchildren, Oliver, Joshua and Lucas.

Services for Barwick will be private. The Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, Westport is assisting the family with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SSTD/Capital Improvement, c/o Sister Lucie, 76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851.

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